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Illinois Taxpayer-Funded Abortions Exposed

October 8, 2008

Written by Angela Michael

Ecclesiastes 12:14 “For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.”

“Hope Clinic needs $1000.00 or my Medicaid card.”


            The broken cistern in Illinois is finally being found out and investigated. Something that most Illinois taxpayers aren’t aware of that has been happening for years comes to light. For some time now we have been reporting abortion-bound clients and the death merchants have been reaching in our wallets to pay for something we do not believe in or support, just from Granite City alone. That is some nerve.

            On numerous occasions in street-side counseling sessions outside the Midwest largest late-term abortion mill, Hope Clinic, many indigent women have admitted to us their medical card was paying for their abortions. Not just the earmarked 25% allotted through the government in cases of rape, but the full price. We have come across clients who brazenly admitted their late-term abortions were costly and their medical card would cover it as long as they claimed the pregnancy was a result of rape. All they had to do when filling out their forms was place a mark in the box indicating they had been raped.

            Taxpayers are footing the bills for immoral behavior. Now, there may be some who don’t have a problem with this sham. I have heard from taxpayers that they don’t mind paying for an abortion. It would be better than having the government be the daddy for 18 years. What most don’t realize is this is a broken cistern. Multiple abortions, or as we call them “frequent flyers”, are abusing the medical card to pay for their surgical birth-control.

            These are just a few instances: February 2007- Hope Clinic told Amelia, 24 weeks, they, “would need $1000 or her Medicaid card.”   July 2007- At least two of the mothers this day responded to our offers of free help with, “Oh that’s okay. I’ve got a medical card, I’m good. Thank you anyways.” That takes some nerve. These sinning-sinners tell Illinois taxpayers to go to hell and mind our own business, then they reach inside our wallets to pay for that bloody-business.

            The abortion mill is not going to report this. All they care about is the money. They don’t care how they get paid. Some of the abortion clients not only pay cash, but their medical cards are being billed too. It’s referred to as “double-billing”. No one is watching or regulating this lucrative business. Not the health department or the IRS. It’s another case of Big Brother looking the other way while the fox is guarding the hen house.

            If all these clients claim they were raped, why isn’t this crime being reported and authorities investigating? Abortion mills are the red-light district of health care. And that’s a stretch. The following confirms our concerns we have been whistle-blowing for some time.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Congressmen query sudden 2007 jump in Illinois ' Medicaid-funded abortions


This week, 83 U.S. House members called for the HHS to look into a sudden hike in the number of abortions Medicaid is funding in Illinois .

from Penny Pullen's Oct 3 Life Advocacy Briefing:

SOME 83 MEMBERS OF THE U.S. HOUSE ARE PRESSING the Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS) for an investigation into whether the State of Illinois is abusing the federal Medicaid program by seeking reimbursement for abortions which fall outside the narrow limits of the Hyde Amendment.

Under the long-standing amendment first and famously offered by the late Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R-IL), the federal Medicaid program can subsidize only abortions necessary to save the physical life of the mother or, in later iterations since the Clinton regime, abortions to eliminate babies conceived during the commission of a sex crime. Even with the rape/incest loophole, the number of tax-funded Medicaid abortions is expected to be exceedingly scant and has been minuscule.

Indeed, the number of Medicaid-reimbursed abortions nationwide was 196 in 2006, reports Focus on the Family’s CitizenLink, but in 2007, notes CitizenLink, “the number jumped to 458.

“In 2006, Illinois reported 84 federally funded abortions in cases of rape,” a number which even then was high as a share of the nationwide funded death toll. But in 2007, Medicaid reimbursement for abortions committed in Illinois , allegedly limited as under the Hyde Amendment, “jumped to 363,” reports CitizenLink, accounting for the entire nationwide increase.

The Sept. 26 letter from the 83 Congressmen, which seeks “detailed information regarding this increase” – specifically the Illinois increase – is the second letter Members of Congress have sent to HHS seeking such an investigation; the other was sent in June by Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Bart Stupak (D-MI), co-chairmen of the House Pro-Life Caucus. We publish the text of the letter near the close of this Life Advocacy Briefing and list the signers of the letter next.

Concerned Women for America - Illinois issued the following statement this morning:

 -- Eighty-three U.S. Congressmen, including Illinois Congressmen John Shimkus (R-19) and Jerry Costello (D-12) sent a letter dated September 26, 2008, to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt asking for information about the dramatic and sudden increase in Medicare and Medicaid-funded abortions due to rape in Illinois .

According to a document by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, the spike, entirely due to increased numbers in Illinois alone, rose from 20 in FY2005 to 84 in FY2006 and 363 in FY2007. Other states show no comparable increases.

The letter requested specific information about this puzzling and alarming increase including whether the abortions were in a particular region or facility in Illinois, if the criminal rapes were verified, and, if unlawfully funded, were the funds recovered or are they in the process of being recovered.

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Illinois stands with these honorable Congressmen in requesting this vital information in light of the disturbing fact that sexual assault crimes may be involved in these cases in our state.

To support and encourage Daniel and Angela please contact them - 
smallvictories@juno.com (email), 618-654-5800 (phone), 
or write them Small Victories P.O. Box 143 Highland, IL 62249.